Definition of contretemps:
kickup, argle-bargle, rhubarb, dispute, donnybrook, confrontation, embarrassment, squabble, accident, altercation, surprise, battle royal, disagreement, conflict, brawl, help, controversy, row, a war of words, argy-bargy, scrap, bicker, wrangle, falling-out, mischance, imbroglio, misunderstanding, fight, argument, hassle, tiff, cross fire, set-to, predicament, spat, quarrel.
adversity (part of speech: noun)
- hard times,
- bad luck,
- rainy day,
- hard luck
- "The Coming Conquest of England", August Niemann.
- "There was a King in Egypt", Norma Lorimer.
- "Union and Democracy", Allen Johnson.